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Ephesians 6:11-18 ESV Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (12) For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (13) Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (14) Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (15) and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. (16) In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; (17) and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, (18) praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
1. Helmet of salvation - Eph 2:8-9 / Ps 34:2
1 Thessalonians 5:8-9 ESV (8) But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. (9) For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
2. Vest of righteousness - Zech. 3:1-5
Isaiah 59:17 ESV He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.
3. Belt of Truth - 1 Peter 1:13
Isaiah 11:5 ESV Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
4. Boots of Gospel - Romans 16:20 / Is 52:7/ Is 40:31
Romans 10:15 ESV And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"
5. Sword of Spirit/Word of God - Hebrews 4:12
Hebrews 4:12 ESV For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Revelation 1:16 ESV In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
Revelation 2:16 ESV Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.
6. Shield of faith (Shield and Buckler) Psalm 91:4
Proverbs 18:10 ESV The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.